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26.3.2020

Ovumia Fertinova’s actions regarding COVID-19

We follow actively the corona virus situation in Finland, and follow the advice and regulations by both national and international authorities (THL, Fimea, Valvira, ECDC, ESHRE, ASRM). We are trying to help and inform our patients to the best of our knowledge, but the situation may change quickly as new information becomes available. We will try to inform personally those patients whose planned appointments or treatments will need to be changed. Otherwise, we will try to maintain the information on our website up to date.

According to the current knowledge, there is no strong evidence of any negative effects of Covid-19 infection on a pregnancy or the fetus. At this point, however, there is no information on the possible effect of Covid-19 infection on early stages of a pregnancy. On the other hand, in case of severe infection, some of the medical treatments needed may be contraindicated in pregnant women. Therefore, both national and international authorities (Fimea and Valvira on 24.3., ESHRE on 14.3.) advise that all fertility patients should avoid becoming pregnant at this time. For those patients already having treatment, oocyte or embryo freezing for deferred embryo transfer is recommended. This means that all new fertility treatments, gamete donation and freezing programmes will be postponed, until the COVID-19-situation and the national authorities will allow continuation.

Doctor’s first visits and treatment planning are still done to make sure our patients get to start their treatments as smoothly as possible after the situation with the coronavirus has settled down.

Primarily, Skype or phone appointments will be reserved. The nurse will assess whether a visit to the clinic would be needed, and if it would be possible, considering the COVID-19-situation or the availability of healthy personnel. See details clinic by clinic here ↓.

Instructions for patients coming to the clinic

  • You must be healthy to enter the clinic. Please limit the number of accompanying people to those directly involved.
  • Please pay attention to hand hygiene!
  • Please let the clinic know if you have had contact with anyone carrying the corona virus or ill with COVID-19, or if you have been travelling within the past 14 days. If you develop symptoms of a possible COVID-19 (fever, cough) after the visit, please inform the clinic.
  • If you or your partner fall ill during the treatment, the treatment will be interrupted.
  • In case the personnel of the clinic should fall ill, and be unable to make the planned appointment, you will be informed.

Ovumia Fertinova Helsinki

The clinic is open between 8-16, Monday to Friday. Our phone is open between 8.15-15.00.

OUR POLICY IN COVID-19-INFECTION SITUATION:

  • First visits, treatment planning and pregnancy ultrasound scans are done. Primarily, Skype or phone appointments will be reserved. The nurse will assess, whether a visit to the clinic would be needed, and if it would be possible, considering the COVID-19-situation or the availability of healthy personnel.
  • All new fertility treatments, gamete donation and freezing programmes will be postponed until the COVID-19-situation and the national authorities will allow continuation. Semen analyses will also be deferred.
  • We will be happy to answer all your questions via phone or email: Ovumia Fertinova Helsinki tel. 020 747 9314, info.helsinki@fertinova.fi

Ovumia Fertinova Tampere

The clinic is open between 8-16, Monday to Friday. Our phone is open between 8.15-15.00.

OUR POLICY IN COVID-19-INFECTION SITUATION:

  • First visits, treatment planning, pregnancy ultrasound scans and evaluations of egg and sperm donors are done. Primarily, Skype or phone appointments will be reserved. The nurse will estimate whether a visit to the clinic would be needed.
  • All new fertility treatments, gamete donation and freezing programmes will be postponed until the COVID-19-situation and the national authorities will allow continuation. Semen analyses will also be deferred.
  • We will be happy to answer all your questions via phone or email: Ovumia Fertinova Tampere tel. 020 747 9310, info@ovumia.fi

Ovumia Fertinova Jyväskylä

Clinic is open from 10-14.00 between 30.3.-9.4.2020.

OUR POLICY IN COVID-19-INFECTION SITUATION:

  • First visits, treatment planning, pregnancy ultrasound scans and evaluations of egg and sperm donors are done.
  • All new fertility treatments, gamete donation and freezing programmes will be postponed until the COVID-19-situation and the national authorities will allow continuation.
  • We will be happy to answer all your questions via phone or email: Ovumia Fertinova Jyväskylä tel. 020 747 9313, info.jyvaskyla@fertinova.fi